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EP and Border boys’ and girls’ school water polo rankings, recent results for 2016

By Marc Jacobson - Jan 3, 2017
EP and Border boys’ and girls’ school water polo rankings, recent results for 2016

In association with NMRQL, MyComLink – a prominent hand for school sporting media forums; collaborated their first top 20 South African school’s water polo rankings, for 1st team representation for both boys’ and girls’ water polo.

In the boys’ top 20 rankings from around the country there are a combined six schools from Border and Eastern Province, while in the girls' top 20 rankings, there are a combined five schools from the same two provinces. In the girls’ 1st team top 20 rankings there were two EP schools and three Border schools, while in the boys’ code; there were four EP schools and two Border schools in the country’s top 20 rankings respectively.

The rankings were based on all the water polo results from around the country between September and November 2016 – the rankings were then collaborated at the end of November.

For the EP boys, St. Andrews College from Grahamstown waved the province’s flag as their highest ranked school at the end of the season being ranked 9th, followed by Grey High from Port Elizabeth – ranked 10th. The other two boys’ EP schools in the top 20 were Pearson High School from PE (13th) and Kingswood College from Grahamstown (18th).

Amongst the Border boys’ pool of schools in the top 20, Stirling from East London stood out the most claiming a ranking of 12th, followed by fellow EL school, Selborne College at 15th.

For the EP girls, Pearson High ascertained their side as the most threatening side in the province, after claiming 6th place in the country’s top 20 rankings. The second EP girls’ representative was Kingswood (15th).

For the Border girls, Stirling acclaims a phenomenal second place in the country just behind the first-placed St. Stithians from Johannesburg. The following two girls’ Border school sides in the top 20 were Clarendon School of Girls (17th) and Hudson Park (18th) – the latter two schools also both being from East London.

St. Andrews College 1st team (top EP boys’ rep) last five results:

Beat Pearson 11-8, drew to Grey High 3-3, beat Woodridge College 12-1, beat Pretoria Boys’ High 9-5 and beat Michaelhouse 10-4.

Stirling High 1st team (top Border boys’ rep) last five results:

Lost to St. Andrews 8-6, lost to Pearson 6-5, beat York High 16-1, drew to St. Andrews 3-3 and beat St. Andrews 3-2.

Pearson High 1st team (top EP girls’ rep) last five results:

Lost to St. Stithians 6-1, beat Crawford Lonehill 4-3, beat Stirling 6-1, beat Clarendon 6-2 and lost to St. Mary’s Waverly 6-2.

Stirling High 1st team (top Border girls’ rep) last five results:

Beat Reddam House 5-4, beat Durban Girls’ High 8-2, lost to Pearson 6-1, beat Pretoria Girls’ High 8-3 and beat Roedean 7-4.